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Possible electrical problem? Please help

Hello All I have a few issues with my car. After trying to start my car up one night it failed to start., turned off the ignition and tried again then started.. but afterwards heres what happened. Car: 2003 Mazda Protege5 (Automatic w/tiptronic) Symptoms: 1. Trip odometer resetted (mileage still there) 2. A/C No more cold air 3. Radio is dead 4. Aftermarket Viper car alarm screwing up . Changed the radio fuse but still no luck, brushed clean battery terminals, no luck again. 5. After turning on engine (after cleaning the battery terminals) and while pressing the brake, I cannot shift out of park (i would have to use the manual override) 6. Power mirror controls dead 7. "AT" and "Check Engine" light stays on 8. Stays in gear 3 Friends say its an electrical problem.. usually I have my cousin fix up my car but he got shipped off. Any ideas on what to do? Thanks

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The thing you not going to like what i say is remove the alarm system.
this is most likely causing your issues as the alarm interacts with some of the electrical's you described.
this may cut down a lot of your issue's. I recommend someone from a shop to do this as wires may need to be repaired while system is removed.

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